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McLaren team free of coronavirus following positive test in Melbourne

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

04:07 18 Mar 2020


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McLaren have confirmed all seven members of their race team who were tested for coronavirus ahead of the Australian F1 Grand Prix, have returned negative results.

One person who initially tested positive is now free of symptoms.

All of them are remaining in self-isolation in Melbourne as a precaution.

The season-opening race was cancelled - and the start of the campaign has been pushed back to May.

A statement from McLaren on Wednesday afternoon read:

McLaren is pleased to confirm that all seven of its race team members who were tested for coronavirus while in quarantine in Melbourne have returned negative results.

All are doing well and in good spirits.

The one team member that tested positive initially is also now free of symptoms. The balance of personnel were not required to be tested at the direction of the medical authorities.

In total, 16 members of the team were placed in quarantine, 14 due to close contact with the team member who tested positive, and an additional team member who developed symptoms over the weekend.

As a precaution, these team members will remain in self-isolation for a further week to honour the 14-day period as requested by the Australian medical authorities.

The team continues to be supported by three members of senior management who have stayed for the duration.

On behalf of the team and all McLaren personnel in Melbourne, the team sends its thanks for all the well wishes, support and offers of care package deliveries, which are going a long way to maintain team morale.


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